Greater Yellowlegs - Tringa melanoleuca

Length 11.0-16.0 in (27.9-40.6 cm)
Wingspan 2.0 ft (59.9 cm)
Weight 3.9-8.8 oz (111-250 g)
Clutch Size 4
Chicks at birth Precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:NA, SA

The Greater Yellowlegs breeds in Canada and Alaska and winter from southern U.S. to the tip of South America. A distinguishing characteristic of the Greater Yellowlegs is their long yellow legs. They bob the front part of their body up and down. They are more common in the Bay Area than their counterpart, the Lesser Yellowlegs.

Greater Yellowlegs diet consists of insects, insect larvae, small fish, crustaceans, snails and other aquatic animals.

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